Mt. Blue Gold Ball ring fundraiser postponed


FARMINGTON — The Gold Ball ring fundraising dinner planned for Jan. 13 has been postponed to Jan. 27 due to the death of friend and supporter Michael Backus of Wilton.

Backus, a lieutenant colonel with the Maine Army National Guard, died Monday while performing his duties at Camp Keyes in Augusta.

The Mt. Blue Football Parents’ Championship Ring fundraiser will be held at The Homestead Restaurant on Broadway. Tickets purchased for the previous date will be honored Jan. 27.

Seatings are available at 5 and 7 p.m. for the pasta dinner that includes salad, bread, beverage and dessert. The restaurant will prepare the meal and parents of the football team players will serve it.

Tickets are $15 each and all proceeds go to the football team’s ring fund.

Tickets are available at The Homestead, Mooseville and Douin’s Market in New Sharon.